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Linux (GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It is also the basis of other operating systems like Android & Chrome OS.

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How to actually install/fix addons on tor?

I am (mostly) aware of the privacy-compromising implications of installing addons to tbb, to mitigate that I have compartmentalized my habits a bit (diff VMs with diff tbb setups going through a tor-...
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What's the linux shell program to control local Tor (change identity, etc)? Looks like 'top'

What's the linux shell program to control local Tor (change identity, see connections, etc)? AFAIR it looks like 'top'. Can't find it.
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Untrusted application using Xubuntu 16 [closed]

I get this warning when trying to launch the start-tor-browser.desktop from Xubuntu 16. I've tried Marking as Executable and Launch Anyway options and am prevented from ticking the Allow to run as an ...
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Tor Browser in Tiny core linux Virtual Machine [closed]

I have installed tor-browser in tiny core linux VM. It is installed but the browser is not opening. According to the site, it say's to simply download and run the start-tor-browser executable file. ...
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I can't connect to the tor network [duplicate]

I downloaded tor but I cant connect to the tor network (I'm using kali linux) here is the tor log: 02/07/2017 00:44:35.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control ...
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Help need in a Tor router configuration error on Manjaro-Arm

I want use Raspberry Pi3 as a TOR Router with Arm installed. Here is my torrc configuration: /etc/tor/torrc VirtualAddrNetwork 10.192.0.0/10 AutomapHostsSuffixes .onion,.exit AutomapHostsOnResolve 1 ...
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Error message "libxul.so: undefined symbol: gdk_window_get_visual Cannot load XPCOM” at the start of Tor Browser

My machine is Linux and I try the latest TBB (6.0.4). But when I run TBB I get the error message (strangely TBB 5.5 works perfectly fine) $./start-tor-browser.desktop --verbose Launching './Browser/...
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Not Able To Connect To Tor {Arch Linux} [duplicate]

I need to connect to tor. So I downloaded tor doing: sudo pacman -S tor torsocks it downloaded succesfully: Total Installed Size: 7.51 MiB :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y (2/2) checking ...
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Blank desktop on booting Tails 2.2 via VM

I have downloaded Tails ISO tails-i386-2.2.iso and am attempting to boot via VirtualBox. I am promted to login or select more options, and on logging in a blank blue screen is displayed, possible a ...
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Error OpenSSH over TAILS

Does anybody have an idea what wrong am I doing? So short, I've just launched TAILS OS and trying to connect to VPS over openSSH. With command ssh -i /home/amnesia/Persistent/id_rsa root@11.11.11.11 ...
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tor profile missing or inaccessible

I recently reset the settings on my tor browser, and now when i try to open it i get a window with the following message: Your Tor Browser profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or ...
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Tor 0.2.7.6 uses 100% of CPU all the time!

I just updated my Tor with tor-0.2.7.6.tar.gz, but when I run tor, it uses 100% of one of my CPU's cores, even if I run something simple like tor --version. What is going on?
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Forcing all PC internet traffic to pass through Tor on kali-Linux [duplicate]

It is known that VPN connection forces all internet traffic to pass through it, but in case of Tor, user must configure internet apps to pass through the proxy built by Tor. Some internet apps can not ...
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Can high network usage be detected and prevented in Tor?

I was wondering if there is any way for Tor to detect high network usage in the context of transferring large files using a hidden service. If so, what are the default prevention steps?
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Connecting to VPN with OpenVPN and obfsproxy

I'm on Fedora 20 and having trouble connecting to my VPN using OpenVPN and obfsproxy. I can connect using the Windows client through VirtualBox (though only to certain servers, many of them restart ...
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Tor starting up but at times Firefox/Iceweasel doesn't show up

I am on Debian and at times everything happens except that Iceweasel/Firefox doesn't run. $ tor Launching Tor Browser Bundle for Linux in /home/shirish/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-...
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Pluggable transport proxy (fte exec ./Tor/PluggableTransports/fteproxy.bin --managed) does not provide any needed transports and will not be launched

I am on an ethernet ADSL line. I started with Tor today and this is what it shared. But before that I need to share alias of Tor otherwise people would be left asking how Tor started. $ alias tor ...
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Tor browser health report - not able to view it and clicking on it doesn't do anything [closed]

I'm new to Tor and am on linux. I am trying to figure out what Tor browser health report is about. But I am unable to access it. By unable to access it, I mean the webpage is blank. Clicking on Edit > ...
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Ubuntuforums logs me out, can't post replies

I'm using Tor browser bundle (for arch linux, based on firefox esr 24.6.0) off and on. recently I tried posting on ubuntu forums - I have a valid account, and I can log in and browse, but every time ...
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Setting up a private local tor network

Im trying to set up a fully localised private tor network as a degree project to prove that this network topology can be used within the private business sector to secure internal traffic. I have set ...
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Wrong Password when using system-installed TOR with Tor Browser

I am using Fedora linux with system installed TOR and Tor Browser 7.0.1. I first did export TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD='"secret"' and edited /etc/tor/torrc to the new password by adding the line ...
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Tor Browser, Signature verification Failed, Cant check signature: No public key

I'm trying to install Tor manually on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver using this guide: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-tor-browser-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux When I try to verify my ...
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How to specify ExitNodes in Linux?

You can edit torrc file in Windows version and add something like ExitNodes {US}. And this will make your Tor Browser connect to .us proxies only. If you add this at the end of torrc file in /etc/tor/...
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Downloading linux mint through tor

I have just got a pre owned computer that has been wiped. I'm really wanting to put Linux mint on it as the OS. I have a tails usb that I use to access tor and was wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? (Whonix)

I am relatively new to Tor/Linux/Whonix My goal in mind is to add bridges to my sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc I keep getting errors saying basically I can't reach the host servers of these bridges. Then ...
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Can you transfer a relay to a new device using the same IP?

I’ve got a Debian VM with a relay running, however, I’d like to transfer it to another VM with minimal Debian installed. If I assign the new machine with the same IP and configurations, can it run the ...
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What is the StaleDesc (state descriptor) flag and how do I update my state descriptor?

My week old relay node got this flag today, I couldn't find any explanations about it figured I'd ask here. All I found out was that it was introduced in tor 4.x
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How to run the Linux console tor binary from the Tor browser without launching the Tor browser itself?

When I tried to run ~/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/tor, it displays the message: "error while loading shared libraries: libevent-2.1.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Entry node on virtualbox with linux on usb?

How to make and run up entry (or relay) node of tor on virtualbox with linux on usb ? Will it work same as node, installed and ran on usual computer (on host) with linux? Should I install and run up ...
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snap and apt usage to install the tor browser bundle?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but neither snap nor apt are suitable for installing current versions of the tor browser? I see the downloads are available directly from the tor site.
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

I'll buy a small server and will install some Ubuntu distro on it, and among other things I'll install a Tor bridge that won't be an exit replay. I also will use it as a SOCKS proxy for a Firefox, I ...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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How can one direct traffic through tor when using terminal in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu with tor browser and would like to direct all traffic through tor, most specifically redirecting ALL traffic from terminal through tor?
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I can't open Tor on linux

I am new to linux and am using Antergos with Deepin. I have installed Tor, but can't seem to open it. I tried from terminal, but get the following. Any advice? Jul 17 21:10:27.072 [notice] Tor 0.3.3....
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Tails v3.7 using VM = user agent Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Tails v3.7 via virtual machine. I've already tried VirtualBox, and VMware. And everything is OK, but..... when I've visited website https://2ip.ru to check my IP-address, I've ...
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What does TOR protect me against?

I am thinking about using TOR on windows, all I know about TOR is, it redirects each packet through multiple nodes, websites only see the exit node. 1) This would only protect me against public IP ...
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How can I use the control port to fetch content from an onion url?

Running Tor on a Raspberry Pi Tor 0.3.2.8-rc (git-3696eb720795a666). From the command line, after starting the daemon I am able to use a localhost telnet connection to talk to the control port, ...
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Using Tor in a python script in Windows

I'm using the TorRequest library (https://github.com/erdiaker/torrequest) on Linux and it works fine, but I also need to run this script on Windows as well. In my distro, I installed only the tor ...
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Your Guard is failing - Tor Server on Raspberry Pi

I'm having some major problems with my hidden services. I have about 10 sites hosted on my Pi. All of them are very low traffic sites (Maybe about 5-10 visits a day) Only 2-4 sites are working out of ...
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Should my orport be public facing?

I port scanned my VPS (tor relay) and noticed both port 9001 and 9030 are public facing; accessible to the entire internet. Is this normal? How might a malicious actor interact with these ports? Could ...
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Setting Tor Browser as default in Linux

I actually have a two part question, but the first may answer the second... I am running an OpenSuSE Leap 42.2 Linux system with the KDE desktop. Is there a way to set the Tor Browser as my default ...
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netcat with Tor

I can't seem to get a response through the proxy when I pipe something to nc through it (note there are two different commands issued below): $ echo "GET / HTTP/1.1 > Host: torproject.org > ...
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Can't launch hardend browser with Grsecurity

Can somebody explain to me, what's up with tor-browser-hardened and Grsecurity? I can't launch hardened browser on Grsecurity hardened kernel. Even after applying paxctl -cpemrxs to Browser/firefox ...
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Noticed an outdated instruction in Tor documentation site, how to correct it?

While browsing in Tor documentation site for instructions on getting latest tor for Ubuntu 16.04, I came across this site. In there I found this command, gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv ...
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Can I permenantly remove package from Tails?

I just deployed tails on a flash drive, and were busy tweaking it. Is it possible to persistently remove some stock software packages from my copy of tails? I tried to apt-get remove them, but they ...
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Tails 2.3 not starting(stuck @ LSB , live-config) in Debian Jessie Virt-Manager (inside Win10 Virtualbox VM)

I am (trying to) run Tails 2.3 via Virt-Manager inside a Debian Jessie guest in a Windows10 Virtualbox VM. When I start to create a virtual machine per instructions on: https://tails.boum.org/doc/...
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Displaying the Tor circuit via terminal

I'm using Debian 7 server. I will try to use proxychains. Is it possible to see the current Tor circuit (IP addresses) via terminal?
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Hidden Service without vps/vm?

Is a virtual private server or virtual machine required to get your webserver to show your .onion correctly. I cannot get my onion viewable and this is the only thing I havent tried. It makes no nense ...
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Torbrowser opens downloads in firefox

Today I downloaded a picture with Tor (4.5.3 (based on Mozilla Firefox 31.8.0)) and opened it in the Download-tab. Strangely it didn't open it with the default-file opener but with the regular ...
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Is it possible to run Tor in virtual machine with only 256 Megabyte of RAM?

I would like to know if it is feasible to run Tor in virtual machine with 256 MB of RAM. If so, which flavor of linux minimal enough to run it?